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Heart rate recovery in migraine and tension-type headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18070058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: There are reports proposing that migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) may affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Abnormalities in both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system have been suggested in migraineurs. However, in TTH, reports on the ANS function are limited and only associated with sympathetic system. Techniques for evaluating parasympathetic activity are more limited when compared with sympathetic function. Hence, the aim of the study was to measure heart rate recovery (HRR), an index of vagal activity, in migraine, TTH, and control subjects. METHODS: Forty-seven episodic migraine, 10 episodic TTH, 11 chronic TTH, and 25 control subjects underwent exercise tolerance test according to modified Bruce protocol, and HRR at 1 minute and 3 minutes (HRR1 and HRR3) were calculated. RESULTS: The HRR 1 and 3 were found to be similar in 3 groups of subjects. However, resting heart rate of migraine and chronic TTH were found to be higher than episodic TTH, but not different from the control group. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that parasympathetic function has not been affected in migraine and TTH patients. However, sympathetic tonus, which is evaluated by resting heart rate, is higher in migraine and chronic TTH than in episodic TTH.
Authors:
Deniz Yerdelen; Tayfun Acil; Basak Goksel; Mehmet Karatas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0017-8748     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Heart Rate / physiology*
Humans
Male
Migraine Disorders / physiopathology*
Recovery of Function / physiology*
Tension-Type Headache / physiopathology*
Time Factors
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Comment In:
Headache. 2008 Jun;48(6):973   [PMID:  18572435 ]

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